KDF DAY

(PHOTOS): Commemoration of the 10th Kenya Defence Forces Day

In Summary

• Every year on October 14, Kenyans celebrate KDF Day to honor men and women who selflessly take up the task to protect the nation.

• The president unveiled a new Level 4 referral hospital and a Communication and Information center.

Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa, First Lady Margret Kenyatta, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi
Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa, First Lady Margret Kenyatta, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi
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The Kenya Defence Forces celebrated their commendable work in their line of duty in a ceremony led by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kahawa Garrison on Saturday.

Every year on October 14, Kenyans celebrate KDF Day to honour men and women who selflessly take up the task to protect the nation.

President Uhuru Kenyatta during the commemoration of KDF Day
President Uhuru Kenyatta during the commemoration of KDF Day
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To commemorate the day, the president who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Defence CS Eugine Wamalwa, Energy CS Monica Juma, among other CSs unveiled a new Level 4 referral hospital and a Communication and Information center.

Soldiers matching the commemoration of KDF Day
Soldiers matching the commemoration of KDF Day
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Uhuru said that under the big 4 agenda the government will extend affordable housing to the soldiers.

“The Govt will also extend affordable housing under the big 4 agenda to our soldiers and I intend to break ground later this year,” Uhuru said.

Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi, President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margret Kenyatta.
Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi, President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margret Kenyatta.
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Speaking during the event he noted that terrorist activities have significantly reduced, thanks to the action of KDF and, other security agencies working under the multi-agency framework.

“Our forces have contributed to global peace, stability, and sustainable development. Through that service, as peacekeepers, you have brought pride to our nation and flag,” Uhuru said.

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 The Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa, during his remarks he said that the defence forces shall continue to defend and protect our sovereignty and territorial integrity.